CLE Weekend Hot List, June 25 – 27

Here’s the CLE Weekend Hot List of things to do June 25 -27.

Freedom Festival! – The new abolition/underground railroad museum in University Circle (the Cozad Bates House, 11508 Mayfield Road) hosts “Freedom Festival!”, a special opening Saturday the 26th from 1 to 3 p.m. Local groups “Restore Cleveland Hope” and the “Extended Family” will display their Underground Railroad Quilts and tell the stories of the symbolism they carry. You can meet historic figures Sara Lucy Bagby and Cyrus Ford outside in the newly designed grounds surrounding the historic Cozad Bates house, the only antebellum structure left in University Circle. The event is free and open to the public. You can get more information on the house here.

Market Garden Brewery 10 Year Anniversary Bash – Market Garden Brewery, the popular brewery and restaurant located in Ohio City (1947 W 25th Street), celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday the 26th. There will be yoga at 10 a.m., a 5K run and crawl at 5 p.m., and brewery tours at 1, 3, and 5 p.m. In addition, there will be games and other activities happening all day long and the restaurant will serve up “throwback” menu items to mark the occasion. The event runs from 10am to midnight, and is free and open to the public. Check the event page for more details.

Book Signing and City Dog Fundraiser – Rescue-dog advocate and professional photographer Greg Murray has followed up on the fan favorite book Peanut Butter Dogs with Peanut Butter Puppies, portraits of rescued dogs captured in studio with colorful backgrounds and in delightfully amusing detail. Locally based Murray is an award-winning lifestyle, commercial, and portrait animal photographer. He is active in animal rescue and advocacy for pit bull-type dogs. He’ll sign copies of his new book Saturday the 26th from 2 to 4 p.m. at Visible Voice Books (2258 Professor Ave) in Tremont. In partnership with Terrestrial Brewing, a portion of beer sales and book sales will be donated to Friends of City Dogs Cleveland, providing financial assistance for the animals at Cleveland Animal Care and Control, which includes daily enrichment opportunities, medical care and supporting the CITY DOGS adoption and volunteer programs. The event will take place outdoors on the Visible Voice patio but will move indoors in case of rain. See the full details here.

Akron Honey Market Day –  Akron Honey, the urban beekeepers we have featured previously, are holding a local market on Sunday the 27th from 1 -5pm. In addition to the local honey, there will be a host of other local dealers, food trucks and music. Held at 1045 Jefferson Ave, Akron, the event is free and open to the public. You can check out the event page here.